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       late - A simple game for one player.


       late [options]


       This manual page documents briefly the late game.  This manual page was
       written for the Debian distribution because the original  program  does
       not  have a manual page.  Instead, it has documentation in the GNU Info
       format; see below.


       This program does not follow the usual GNU command  line  syntax,  only
       long  options  starting with two dashes (‘-’) are supported.  A summary
       of options is included below.

       --help Show summary of options.

              Show version of program.

              Gives you infinite lives.


       Your mouse is controls a sophisticated tool against evil:  basically  a
       fancy  fancy tube. This is your weapon, a savage gillotine that cuts up
       wallpaper with not a shred of hesitation nor remorse. It  has  but  one
       weakness,   it   can  only  withstand  a  few  impacts  with  balls....
       Fortunantly for you, the evil,  heartless  little  balls  also  have  a
       weakness,  they  can only travel across the original terrain and may be
       locked up tight by its removal.  And lock them up tight you  must,  for
       the  only  way  to  exact  vengance from these ricocheting feinds is to
       choke them out of existance. Your gillotine is sharp and quick, it  may
       be  shot  out using the left button, and its orientation may be changed
       in ninety degree increments with the right, but once you fire, there is
       no  way  to  stop  its cutting and razing until it has made its cut, or
       been struck.  The balls, in their spherical cunning have developed many
       tricks  beyond  just  the  contemptable  bounce  tactics  of the simple
       fireball, there are balls made from goo that divide and  disperse  when
       hit  and  can  reform  in  an  effort  to confuse their prey. There are
       unstable groups of three balls that  will  spontaniously  explode  when
       encapsulated  tight  enough.  There  are  balls  that will teleport for
       suprise tactics. And even cold blooded balls that will be  towards  the
       cutters whenever they are seen.

       You must fight these crewl balls, and you must prevail!


        The game has a website accessible at

       The programs are documented fully by The Rise and Fall of a Fooish Bar,
       available via the Info system.


       This manual page was written by Steve Kemp  <>,  for  the
       Debian project (but may be used by others).

                                August  9, 2003